Today the health sector faces a daunting new digital challenge: unleashing the power of technology to fundamentally reinvent how care is delivered. In the New Health Economy, digitally- enabled care is no longer a nice-to-have, but rather a fundamental business imperative.
After years of dating, it’s time for medicine and technology to marry. Healthcare companies should fgure out how to harness mutual interests for mutual gain as they build care delivery models with patients—not patient encounters—at their center. The companies that will emerge as winners in this new marketplace will be those that can articulate how technology can add value, align incentives, strategically share and analyze data, and redeploy, extend and expand their workforce to embrace digital enablers.
- Understanding which digital health technologies both physicians and consumers value should shape digital strategies.
- Generating meaningful, actionable insights through analytics will focus investments and yield better, faster results.
- Figuring out what motivates both caregivers andconsumers to adopt and continue to use digital technology is critical for sustainability.
- Rethinking the workforce and informing workfows will fuel the digital health return on investment.